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By Priscilla Roberts

Cuban Missile quandary: the fundamental Reference consultant captures the old context, the minute-by-minute drama, and the profound repercussions of the "Missiles of October" war of words that introduced the very genuine hazard of nuclear assault to the us' doorstep. Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the difficulty, it takes complete good thing about lately opened Soviet files in addition to interviews with key Russian, Cuban, and U.S. officers to discover the development because it performed out in Moscow, Havana, Washington, and different destinations round the world.Cuban Missile CrisiS≪/i> comprises an introductory essay via the writer and alphabetically equipped reference entries contributed through prime chilly warfare researchers. The publication additionally contains an extremely accomplished bibliography. jointly, those assets provide readers every little thing they should comprehend the escalating tensions that resulted in the difficulty in addition to the serious international relations that resolved it, together with new information regarding the back-channel negotiations among Robert Kennedy and Soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin.

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The two men developed close ties with Aleksandr Alekseev, a KGB (Soviet espionage) agent who established himself in Cuba in October 1959 and became Soviet ambassador to Cuba in May 1962. ‰ He also obtained promises of Soviet weaponry for Cuba. S. relations. S. imposition of an even tighter economic embargo. As 1961 ended, he helped Fidel establish the single-party system of Marxist-Leninist ideology and what would eventually become the Cuban Communist Party. Raúl Castro was elated when Soviet officials offered in June 1962 to base nuclear-capable missiles in Cuba.

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Destroyers and the aircraft carrier USS Randolph enforcing the blockade located, harried, and trapped B-59 in the West Atlantic near the quarantine line, dropping practice depth charges to persuade the vessel, whose batteries were running low, to surface and identify itself. The submarineÊs captain, Valentin Grigorievitch Savitsky, 14 | Arkhipov, Vasili Alexandrovich concluding that war had already begun, wished to fire the nuclear torpedo against the attackers, but procedure required that the second in command (Arkhipov) and the political officer (Ivan Semonovich Maslennikov) agree to the action.

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